Ally Financial in JA City

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Thanks to our partnership with Ally Financial, we are bringing the JA experience to more students in our community!

Ally sponsored students to attend JA City where they were adults-for-the-day and had the opportunity to see what it takes to interview, run a business and work with others in the JA City community.  Thanks Ally for all your support of JA and Utah’s students!

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“I spoke with one of my students, Giselle, who was a teller at First Security Bank who said, ‘I love to be able to communicate with others and my friends. Working at the bank doesn’t even feel like I’m doing math. It’s fun!’ As a teacher that made me so happy to hear.”- Sean Bouw, Teacher

“It makes me happy to help customers and it’s fun working with the drink machine.  I’m going to go home and tell my mom how busy Maverik was today. It was fun to work with people you don’t know and make new friends.” – Tyson, Student

“I’ve watched students evolve in their experience at JA City learning and thinking about what a CEO, CFO does and how it takes a team of people to make it work. It surprises me how some kids are natural savers and others burn through their money.”- Kim Haywood, Ally Volunteer

“What a refreshing experience, so much energy and excitement! A very unique opportunity where kids have a blast while they learn about real life.” – Kathy Hale, Ally Volunteer

 

E*TRADE Partners with Junior Achievement

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EY Volunteer PicJunior Achievement USA (JA) and E*TRADE announced an initiative in which E*TRADE colleagues, leveraging JA curriculum, will teach students in seven markets across the country, including our own JA of Utah.

This summer, E*TRADE colleagues volunteered to help support the 6th Annual JA 5K Challenge and Fun Run at Rio Tinto Stadium and participated in the 31st Annual JA Golf Classic at Park Meadow Country Club.  Proceeds from these event provide JA in-class program to students throughout Utah.  JA in-class programs  educate students about real-world concepts in entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy using Junior Achievement’s experiential curriculum. Through their participation in JA programs, students will learn important skills such as budgeting, how to successfully interview for a job, and how to start their own business venture.  E*TRADE  colleagues also volunteered at  JA City, provided 5th grade students the a real-world look at what it’s like to be an adult for the day.

“This initiative delivers squarely on our mission of empowering individuals to take control of their finances,” said Kimberly Walton, Senior Vice President at E*TRADE Financial. “When it comes to career preparation and financial literacy, you can never start learning too early – and we’re thrilled to work with JA to help students through real-world experiences in schools throughout the country.”

Thanks, E*TRADE


“We love having this opportunity to visit JA City because it opens up our students’ minds to real-world possibilities.” – Miss Rich, Teacher, Doxey Elementary

“I think it’s a really fun experience to be an adult for a day.” – Student, Crestview Elementary

“Preparing for JA City is a lot of work but very valuable skills that students will use in their everyday life. Going to JA City is the highlight of 5th grade.” – Christine, Teacher, Crestview Elementary

“I had so much fun seeing the excitement and enthusiasm of the kids. This is my second year and I love JA City!” – Tim Wright, E*TRADE Volunteer

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Delta Ribbon Cutting and JA Job Shadow

Written by allysonfletch on . Posted in Community, JA City, JA High School Programs

We we thrilled to welcome Delta Airlines to JA City . . .

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and they were thrilled to welcome students to their Salt Lake Terminal for JA Job shadow!

This week we held a special ribbon cutting at JA City to welcome our newest storefront – Delta Airlines.  Students from Sam Morgan Elementary were on hand to help welcome (and break in) this awesome new edition to our City . . . where students can even print out authentic looking tickets!

Delta also welcomed students from Bountiful and Viewmont High Schools to “the real” Delta Terminal at the Salt Lake International Airport for a         JA Job Shadow event where students were given tours and the opportunity to learn about the many and varied career opportunities available at Delta, along with what it takes to get them.

We couldn’t be more excited for our new partnership with Delta and all they have to offer our students!

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EY Connect Day

Written by allysonfletch on . Posted in Community, JA City, Middle School Programs

On September 30, we spent the day with a group of enthused, dedicated volunteers from Ernst & Young LLP (EY) as part of EY Connect Day, their annual day of service. While their commitment to creating social impact in their communities is strongly felt year-round, on EY Connect Day, EY closes its offices so its professionals can volunteer in their local communities. More than 23,000 EY professionals shut down their laptops to volunteer throughout their communities.

This year’s EY Connect Day project at JA focused on presenting JA programs in classrooms throughout the Salt Lake Valley and supporting 8th grade students participating in Finance Park at JA City. We were thrilled to have the EY volunteers with us and their impact is deeply felt!

Keep up with EY volunteers by following #EYConnectDay on Twitter and Instagram.

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